While Hillary Clinton didn’t win the presidential election, she will still make her mark in the White House this holiday season, as an official portrait of the Democratic presidential nominee will be on display as part of the holiday decor.
The photo of Clinton will be hung above a decorative table and sandwiched between two festive snowmen.
In addition to Clinton’s portrait there are several other decorations that will be on display, including a tree adorned with gold stars. The tree represents “The Gift of Service,” and it pay tribute to Dr. Jill Biden and first lady Michelle Obama’s “Joining Forces” initiative, which was launched to ensure that military service members and their families are supported at all times. Beside “The Gift of Service” tree, there are touch screens where guests can use a pen to add a note that will go directly to the troops.
On top of the many decorative trees that can be seen throughout the house, there are 56 gingerbread houses, one representing each territory and state in the U.S.
Even the first dogs have made the list of added holiday decorations. Bo and Sunny, the first family’s pooches, have been recreated with more than 25,000 yarn pom-poms.
So, while we pull out our Christmas decor from the attics, remember to take a peek at the virtual tour offered of the White House. In the video, you will see that there isn’t an empty surface in the White House this holiday season, as everything is tastefully decorated. Detailed wreaths are hung from each of the windows and a manger sits atop a table next to a giant sized nutcracker. Gold, silver and red bulbs cling to the many trees and mantel covers. Even a wide variety of small snowmen are seen parading across tables and mantels, and let’s not forget the model version of the White House itself, decked out to the nines.
And while the video offers a nice Christmas experience, designed to lighten your mood, there are of course several commenters who took advantage of their opportunity to throw in political digs…
“I would like to know who and when the painting was commissioned, and who paid for it. If it was paid by taxpayers, it may be just the right addition to the Secret Service break area, for playing darts.”
“They did it just to get to President Elect Trump and his supporters. Obama’s can’t stand HRC. But what’s funny is they have to view it every day. So who gets the last laugh!!!!”
And others don’t understand why Clinton’s photo comes out as a Christmas decoration…
“How can that be called part of the Christmas decorations? The Obamas can decorate however they want, but this picture does not represent Christmas.”
“This was most likely the picture that was going to be used when she won…EVERYONE was counting their chickens before they hatched…always a huge mistake.”
In any event, the White House is beautifully decorated, regardless of the political opinions that get thrown around. It would be interesting to find out if they use the same decorations every year or if they receive a new batch based on the president’s taste.